Cairo, the City of Kings; is one of the largest cities and capital of Egypt and one of the largest cities in the entire African continent and Middle East as well. Having a dry Mediterranean climate Cairo has been defined by many as a place to visit before you die. Cairo's culture is influenced by both African and Middle Eastern cultures and Cairo is a truly global city in that sense.
One of the seven wonders of the ancient world the Great Pyramid complex of Giza is the single greatest attraction in Cairo. Droves of tourists flock to Cairo to gaze upon the marvel that is the Great Pyramids. Standing proud and tall the pyramids are a testament to the legend that civilization started in the African Continent. Tourists can visit the valley of Kings near the pyramid complex to witness the burial sites of some of the greatest Pharos of Egypt. The Statue of Ramses and the Great Sphinx are some of the other key attractions of the region. The national Egyptian museum is a gold mine of knowledge and wonder. A visit to the Khan El Khalili Bazaar is also a must in order to buy souvenirs and other craft
Many tourists opt for a guided tour of Cairo as there are so many attractions. But if you are the adventurous type a map and the city buses are all you need to explore this oasis. This is also the cheapest form of transport.
The official currency used in Cairo is the Egyptian pound
Kofta Kebabs are an Egyptian staple. Available in both high end restaurants and the street market these sticks of goodness are a must to taste for any tourist.
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